Tuesday, February 14, 2012

14-02-2012

Richard and Mildred Loving (1965).
The Lovings were an interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning such marriages.
The Lovings filed suit seeking to overturn the law.
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, striking down the Virginia statute and all state anti-miscegenation laws as unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment

Happy Valentine's Day to all of those who have fought and those who still fight for marriage equality!


20 comments:

  1. Wow that is stunning, what an amazing picture to draw on Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. I thought it was appropriate... :)

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  2. Wow! What an amazing and inspiring story to form the basis of your art piece. Your talent is amazing! How long does it take you each day to draw these?

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    1. Today I took half an hour (it shows!).
      Yesterday I worked at my leisure and probablt took closer to 1.5 or 2.
      Some days they seem to whip themselves up, and some days are absolutely more laboured! lol

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    1. Thank you. I quite like the story behind this one, in spite of how sad it is.

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  4. Aww that is so lovely! What a beautiful sentiment for valentines day, much more meaningful than a bunch of roses! (No offence to those who received/gave roses :)

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    1. I got roses... But I definitely didn't take offence, celebrating it is more the exception than the rule around here. :)

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  5. beautiful, moving story and piece and a timely reminder today!
    Thank you for your talent yet again!

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words! :)

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  6. What a wonderful idea Pamela - and a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL drawing. You have an amazing talent (Sarah from documenting delight here - your blog doesn't like my wordpress account!)

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    1. Of course... My blog thinks it is haughty and elitist (but I know it it just a bit weird... lol)
      And thank you, I appreciate it. :)

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  7. I read about this couple a while ago. Such trailblazers and so inspirational, I think we sometimes take for granted the freedom of choice that we have available to us these days. Gorgeous sketch as usual!

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    1. I think we very much do too...
      And then today I saw a clip of Magda Szubanski from the Project last night, and that is why I drew this one.
      Love is love. :)

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  8. so moving, you are awesome, I just love coming to see your picture each day they rock my world!

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  9. Everything about this is beautiful!

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  10. Seriously Oh so stunning. Simply perfect. Have you read "The Help" It's a good book, I think you'd like it.

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    1. Thank you!
      I haven't, but I've wanted to since I saw the movie with a couple of girlfriends...
      When I wasn't laughing I was crying, and I walked out of it with a huge smile on my face. Definitely a feel good one. :)

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